Barrow Fieldwork 2017

Our group joined Prof. Jody Deming's research group up in the far north at Barrow, Alaska, to study the microbes that live within the sea ice. Here's some of the photos!

Barrow, officially known as Utqiaġvik, is north of the Arctic Circle and Point Barrow is the most northerly point of the USA.  Barrow webcam

Barrow, officially known as Utqiaġvik, is north of the Arctic Circle and Point Barrow is the most northerly point of the USA. Barrow webcam

Jodi Young and Hannah Dawson drilling through some sea ice. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Jodi Young and Hannah Dawson drilling through some sea ice. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Traditional whaling boat made from sealskin drying on the sea ice. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Traditional whaling boat made from sealskin drying on the sea ice. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Jody Deming, GM  Showalter and Manu Bedrossian using the holographic microscope. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Jody Deming, GM  Showalter and Manu Bedrossian using the holographic microscope. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Zac Cooper, Shelly Carpenter and Jody Deming collecting seawater under the ice. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Zac Cooper, Shelly Carpenter and Jody Deming collecting seawater under the ice. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Our swanky accommodation. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Our swanky accommodation. Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Evidence of our ice core drilling! Photo credit: A. Torstensson

Evidence of our ice core drilling! Photo credit: A. Torstensson